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What Would Donald Trump Do?
Indeed. The master of writing embarassing posts, then deleting them.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Funny, I was wondering about him!

Washington Post: The strange story of that ‘Blacks for Trump’ guy standing behind POTUS at his Phoenix rally

Daily Mail: Supporter with a 'Blacks for Trump' sign used to be...

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I would have thought that just about everybody had at least heard of, if not read, Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto.
Probably the least read books in the last years of communism (the last 20 years? lol). I have the feeling they were more avidly read by the West-European intellectuals....
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Old 25.08.2017, 18:40
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Indeed. The master of writing embarassing posts, then deleting them.
lol, nice try

fake news
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Old 25.08.2017, 18:47
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lol, nice try

fake news
Let's see...

You wrote a post (well, you posted one icon) which, embarrassingly, indicated that you didn't understand the post that preceded it.

StirB responded to your post.

You deleted your post.

Then you posted again, this time writing a couple of paragraphs... but still confirming that you didn't understand that first post.

Sounds like masterful writing and deletion of embarrassing posts to me. Nothing fake about that.
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Old 25.08.2017, 18:52
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Let's see...

You wrote a post (well, you posted one icon) which, embarrassingly, indicated that you didn't understand the post that preceded it.

StirB responded to your post.

You deleted your post.

Then you posted again, this time writing a couple of paragraphs... but still confirming that you didn't understand that first post.

Sounds like masterful writing and deletion of embarrassing posts to me. Nothing fake about that.
I posted a 'confused' smily.

After a minute, I decided real words would be better than a smily. I immediately wrote a new post, and deleted the old one.

In the meantime, StirB's 'whoosh' post was put up..

And now you accuse me of 'masterful writing and deletion of embarrassing posts', lol

I'm not embarrassed, nothing to hide, i didn't get the joke. Obviously, as i had explained that.


Like I said, fake news
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Old 25.08.2017, 19:01
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About Brexit? I don't follow that thread anymore, ever. Sorry to disappoint, Brexit is over from my point of view. Uk is interesting only as a NATO member.
And I wouldn't expect you to, but as this is an English speaking forum with a large contingent of native English speakers, it stands to reason that the politics of their native country (whichever it is) is still of interest to them, and in many cases, can still affect them. That's one level of interest...

The second level of political interest is proximity, so that's where Swiss, French, German and EU politics come into the mix. I'm only surprised that there aren't more threads regarding Italian politics, but perhaps there is an Italian speaking forum that is more appealing to Italian speakers. I honestly don't know...

American politics affects many of us to a degree. I worked for 12yrs for 2 American owned companies, and their politics had a daily effect on work, from implementing the rules of the Homeland Security Act and advising on ESTAs, to the word 'Cuba' being not just censored in emails, but reported to senior management.

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Btw, can I have an opinion or are you going to "stalk" me all over EF?
I am used to that.
What on earth are you talking about?!!
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Old 25.08.2017, 19:10
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And I wouldn't expect you to, but as this is an English speaking forum with a large contingent of native English speakers, it stands to reason that the politics of their native country (whichever it is) is still of interest to them, and in many cases, can still affect them. That's one level of interest...

The second level of political interest is proximity, so that's where Swiss, French, German and EU politics come into the mix. I'm only surprised that there aren't more threads regarding Italian politics, but perhaps there is an Italian speaking forum that is more appealing to Italian speakers. I honestly don't know...

American politics affects many of us to a degree. I worked for 12yrs for 2 American owned companies, and their politics had a daily effect on work, from implementing the rules of the Homeland Security Act and advising on ESTAs, to the word 'Cuba' being not just censored in emails, but reported to senior management.

What on earth are you talking about?!!
Italian politics seems to be only about changing presidents and rebuilding governements, a bit like a movie about casting .... yawn.
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Old 25.08.2017, 19:41
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Whoosh.







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Whoosh.







The irony.

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I posted a 'confused' smily.

After a minute, I decided real words would be better than a smily. I immediately wrote a new post, and deleted the old one.

In the meantime, StirB's 'whoosh' post was put up..

And now you accuse me of 'masterful writing and deletion of embarrassing posts', lol

I'm not embarrassed, nothing to hide, i didn't get the joke. Obviously, as i had explained that.


Like I said, fake news
C'mon, it is funny trust me.
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Old 25.08.2017, 21:20
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

President Trump is featured heavily in the new campaign ad for former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who is seeking to oust incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake in the GOP primary in Arizona next year.

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The problem caused by President's supporting candidates from their own party against incumbent Senators during a primary contest is the candidate runs a campaign that reduces the credibility/electoral chances of the incumbent Senator. This opens the door to the candidate from the opposing party; consequently Presidents usually do not do this
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And I wouldn't expect you to, but as this is an English speaking forum with a large contingent of native English speakers, it stands to reason that the politics of their native country (whichever it is) is still of interest to them, and in many cases, can still affect them. That's one level of interest...

The second level of political interest is proximity, so that's where Swiss, French, German and EU politics come into the mix. I'm only surprised that there aren't more threads regarding Italian politics, but perhaps there is an Italian speaking forum that is more appealing to Italian speakers. I honestly don't know...

American politics affects many of us to a degree. I worked for 12yrs for 2 American owned companies, and their politics had a daily effect on work, from implementing the rules of the Homeland Security Act and advising on ESTAs, to the word 'Cuba' being not just censored in emails, but reported to senior management.
Of course, that's normal and I understand. I prefer to stay away from anything concerning British politics.
But my observation was that we tend to over-criticise Trump and the USA while almost ignoring other issues (again, I don't call certain threads "debates"). Putin might not be "proximity" but his policies certainly do influence the world and especially some parts of the world. Maybe I should have added that it was a rhetorical question. I don't think it could be debated here, in all honesty.

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What on earth are you talking about?!!
It was meant as a joke, forget about it.

P.S. - I can remain constantly interested only in the French and German politics...for the same reason you are interested in the British politics. Italy is just a place for going to holidays.
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Old 25.08.2017, 21:41
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

August was supposed to be the month that President Donald Trump sold tax reform.

White House officials, including then-press secretary Sean Spicer, said in July that Trump would be hitting the road to lay the groundwork for tax reform before administration and congressional negotiators wrapped up their high-level work in September.

But with less than two weeks to go before Congress returns, and Republican leaders hoping to launch a major push to get tax legislation to the president’s desk by the end of the year, Trump has barely mentioned the subject.

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It seems that Trump believes if he keeps out of the tax reform discussions then if it goes wrong he can blame Congress! Not sure this will work, he is the President and carries the responsibility for what happens on his watch!

Strangely the White House won't be releasing its own tax reform proposal although tax reform was a major Trump campaign promise.
The Trump administration has no plans to release a detailed proposal for reforming America's tax code, instead relying on the GOP-held House and Senate to take the lead.

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Old 25.08.2017, 22:28
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Alec Baldwin back as Trump on Weekend Update here with eclipse damaged eyes!
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Putin might not be "proximity" but his policies certainly do influence the world and especially some parts of the world. Maybe I should have added that it was a rhetorical question. I don't think it could be debated here, in all honesty.
Ironically, there's a lot of serious people in the UK who reckon there's evidence that Russian bots swayed the Brexit vote. I fully expect Farage to shed several layers of skin to reveal Putin inside

On a work trip in October 2007, I stayed the weekend at the Millennium Mayfair, London. It was shocking that 11 months after Litvinenko was poisoned, the Pine Bar was completely sealed off because it was still radioactive. After spending most of the night in the hotel's other bar with some jet lagged Americans who were talking about Litvinenko, it really brought home to me the reach that some people have. In my book that's tyranny, not politics.

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It was meant as a joke, forget about it.
Sorry. My mistake. There were so, so many posts deleted from the threads last night that it's difficult for an old fogey like me to keep up
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Aaah, it is all crystal clear now.

The alt-righters' MO on here. Say something offensive, feel proud that they have offended, get pissy when someone calls them on it or offends them back. Restricting freedom of offence, love it.
Don't be hysterical and label politically when nothing was political. I can do it too, look: people are flying the diversity flag but can't get rid of a myopic one-culture goggles. Otherwise it would be easy to understand that diversity means that people coming from different cultures will be using words differently, as they learned them. And why immediately start cursing when frustration clogs the vision?


So much conservatism in these threads loaded by libs. Wow.
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Ironically, there's a lot of serious people in the UK who reckon there's evidence that Russian bots swayed the Brexit vote. I fully expect Farage to shed several layers of skin to reveal Putin inside
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Were these "Russian Bots" propounding and supporting absurd and ridiculous arguments about the benefits of leaving the EU in order to beguile the ignorant voters ?
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Were these "Russian Bots" propounding and supporting absurd and ridiculous arguments about the benefits of leaving the EU in order to beguile the ignorant voters ?
"Being kidnapped by Bots" sounds like a good reasoning behind politics going the way we don't like.

Some bots eat my socks, btw. Can't pair them.
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Don't be hysterical and label politically when nothing was political. I can do it too, look: people are flying the diversity flag but can't get rid of a myopic one-culture goggles. Otherwise it would be easy to understand that diversity means that people coming from different cultures will be using words differently, as they learned them. And why immediately start cursing when frustration clogs the vision?


So much conservatism in these threads loaded by libs. Wow.
Because cursing is fun. Had you ever used that word here before? I don't remember ever seeing it. I still think there is a bit of disingenousness. And i think you want to push the envelope. Your choice. But no worries, you have effectively silenced me on this forum.
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Because cursing is fun. Had you ever used that word here before? I don't remember ever seeing it. I still think there is a bit of disingenousness. And i think you want to push the envelope. Your choice. But no worries, you have effectively silenced me on this forum.
Hysterics, cursing and guilt-trips silence many.

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